JMM @ Home

Miss the JMM? We miss you too and look forward to seeing you explore our galleries in the future. Until then, enjoy these [email protected] projects! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram to keep up to date with our latest projects.

Want Moore [email protected]? Email us your suggestions! And send us your natural history questions, too—we’d love to hear from you!

Until we reopen you can visit us in our virtual museum! Click the image below to enter the museum’s Gather Town site.

link to JMM virtual museum

Learn about adaptations animals use to blend in with this fun and artistic game of hide and seek! Download this pdf to get started!

Celebrate the founder of our collections and namesake of our museum with this fun look-alike activity. Decorate this beard with your own creative flair.

Do you want to create your own ice sculpture at home? All you need is water and a little patience.

Learn about the winter hibernation habits of local reptiles and amphibians through art! Instructions and cut-out habitat pages are included in this downloadable PDF. You can find an informational video with live animals on our youtube channel here. We hope you can make a home for these Indiana native animals!

Make Straw Rockets and Explore the Scientific Method!
Here’s the Worksheet you’ll want for the Scientific Method

Richmond is known for its rich fossil beds. Watch this video to learn how to find and identify fossils. Then head outside. Before you go consider downloading the White Water Valley Fossil Passport available here and at Visit Richmond

Cave Bats of Indiana Coloring Contest

Did you know there are six different kinds of bats that live in Indiana caves? Do you want to win a batty prize from the JMM gift shop?

  1. Download our Cave Bats of Indiana coloring pages, identify the cave bats using our identification key and then use your creativity to color each bat. 
  2. Put your name and age on the page, take a picture of your artwork and send submissions to [email protected] with the subject line “Bat Coloring Contest Submission” by December 31. 
  3. Winners will be announced in early January!